A rapper who was the best in the beggining and is alright now.
In 50's song Wanksta, he says:
Me I'm no mobster, me I'm no gangster
Me I'm no hitman, me I'm just me, me
Me I'm no wanksta, me I'm no actor
But it's me you see on your TV screen,
(be)cause I hustle...
50 doesn't claim to be gangster, his intentions are clear and simple right here, make money. In the beggining of 50's career, he was awesome. Go to youtube and listen to any song of his unreleased album "Power of the Dollar", they're fucking awesome. After that his quality declined and he whored himself out for money. He changed dramatically to remain popular to the audience. That's why his songs out right now aren't as good as his old stuff, with the exception of "Get Up" & "Baby by Me", because, new hip hop sucks and he has to match the demand. Compared to the new guys he's still better with his new stuff but his old stuff was the shit. Even if you dislike or hate 50, you can agree he's better than Soulja Boy and that Haley Berry crap.
50 Cent is a good example of how Hip Hop + Rap changed. In the beggining of his career, it was all about lyrics and it had good flow. Then it became repetitive with the occasional popular song. Either way 50 is still a good artist as he was mentored by Jam Master Jay and Dr. Dre. He makes good songs and can still sell CDs.
Power of the Dollar Track listing - 50 Cent
"Intro" - 1:11
"The Good Die Young"
"Corner Bodega (Coke Spot)"
"Your Life's on the Line"
"That Ain't Gangsta"
"As the World Turns"
"Ghetto Qu'ran (Forgive Me)
"Money by Any Means"
"You Ain't No Gangsta"
"Power of the Dollar"
"I'm a Hustler"
"How to Rob"
Really look these track up.